Sunday, March 31, 2013

Bloom Where Your Are Planted

It's a rainy Easter Sunday here, but not as cold as it's been so I think Spring may be trying to pop out.  This design makes it seem like Spring anyway.  I made a baby sampler for one of my Jazzercise instructors.  This is her third child, a baby girl.  It broke the spell on Jazzercise instructors at the facility where I take class.  The previous 10 babies born to instructors at this facility were all boys! The design is "Bloom Where You Are Planted" by Birds of A Feather.  I've been hoarding this design, just waiting for the right baby to be born.  Am I the only one who hoards designs in wait of a special occasion?  Anyway,  I used all DMC. I will say that the DMC color choices were excellent.  They are not just the easy use of some online conversion charts to turn hand-dyed GAST to DMC, the way some designers seem to do grudgingly as an afterthought.  The fabric is a piece of 32-count linen from my stash.  Would you believe that I didn't notice there were numbers in addition to the alphabet until I got to the very end to stitch them? I always stitch from the center out.



I also stitched up this sweet little old freebie from Brightneedle, called "Bunny Hop" to use on a card to accompany the sampler.  So simple and just grabs at my heart!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday, and to those who celebrate, Happy Easter or Happy Passover... whatever your pleasure.

22 comments:

Claire said...

What a lovely card and sampler.Happy Easter.x

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Beautiful birth sampler and darling card! Happy Easter!

Vickie said...

What a great, great job Annie. Happy Easter to you.

Jackie said...

What a great idea for a birth sampler!

Margaret said...

Now why didn't I ever think of using that piece for a birth sampler? It looks so beautiful! Love the card too. You are always making such pretty things! I bet your instructor was thrilled.

Annette said...

A rainy Easter????
Here we have a snowy Easter..
Too strange for words.
I'm dreaming of a White Easter .... hihihi

Beautifull pieces!! lovely

Happy Easter

Ranae said...

I love the BBD framed piece and the card
Sweet card
It was suppose to rain this morning, but didnt
The snow is almost all gone though :)
Happy Easter!!!

Lee said...

Happy Easter
I love the quote on your stitching Bloom where you are planted.

ArchangelDecker said...

Love your finishes, especially Bunny Hop. I'd love to stitch that one day.


I, too, hoard charts waiting for the right recipient. Occasionally, the recipient gets to be me! :D

Carol said...

Rainy here today, too, Annie :( Oh well, the chocolate bunnies helped cheer me up!!

That is one of the prettiest baby samplers I've ever seen--very elegant and not babyish at all. I'm sure your Jazzercise instructor was most appreciative! Was she jumping around and dancing when she was 9 months pregnant?! The little card is very cute, too.

I'm another hoarder of special charts--really need to dig into my stash and start some of them soon!

Anne said...

Happy Easter Annie! Looove your Bloom finish...a LOT! Perfect for a baby birth sampler! Cut little freebie too and the card is perfect!!

Hugs!

Karen said...

Annie, I've always liked that Birds of a Feather design and I love how you made it into a birth sampler. The DMC colors look great! The little Brightneedle bunny is awfully cute, too!

Theresa said...

What a beautiful finish!!!!!

Jane Galley said...

That looks lovely, and the fabric really compliments the stitching, it's a lovely colour.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely card & sampler, I'm sure the parents will treasure them! Happy Easter Monday x

Michelle said...

Such a perfect sampler and the card is so cute!

Gina E. said...

Lovely gifts, Annie - future heirlooms maybe! And why not? Being small shouldn't make them any less important to the recipients.
Saving patterns for the right person/occasion - oh yes,I can relate to that! I've got sticky note markers in all my magazines and books to mark items just waiting for the right time!

♥ Nia said...

Lovely stitching! And congrats on your finish, well done sweetie :D
I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend!!
hugs&smiles

Annette-California said...

Beautiful idea for a birth sampler - perfect! Not babyish but elegant. Love it - you stitch beautifully. love Annette

Melanie said...

Such a pretty sampler! I love the colors! I would not have been able to tell that was all DMC. No way.

Anne said...

Beautiful baby sampler and card Annie! :)

Julianne said...

Love the zoo lineup! I emailed a picture of it to my daughter who loves giraffes. Thanks for sharing and thanks for giving us a smile.